Honami Yano’s “A Bite of Bone” – Screening, Artist Talk & Workshop

Honami Yano’s “A Bite of Bone”
Screening, Artist Talk & Workshop

In partnership with The Japan Foundation, we are delighted to present a special online event featuring animator Honami Yano, the director and writer of the multi award-winning (including TAIS’ 15th Annual Best of Showcase award) animation “A Bite of Bone”! This event will be facilitated with the aid of a live translator.

The event will begin on April 20th with a virtual screening of “A Bite of Bone” followed by an artist talk and Q&A. On April 21st we will host a 3-hour workshop in which Honami Yano will walk participants through her frame-by-frame dotting on paper animation technique.

Both days will be online and free to attend! We will also have a limited number of in-person spots on the 21st, where participants will have access to TAIS animation equipment as they follow along with the workshop. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

“A Bite of Bone” Screening + Artist Talk with Honami Yano
Date: April 20, 2022, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Online (Discord Server)
Cost: FREE

Dotting on Paper Workshop with Honami Yano
Date: April 21, 2022, 7:30pm-10:30pm
Location: Online (Discord Server) + a limited number of in-person spots at the TAIS studio, 1411 Dufferin St
Cost: FREE
Beginner and/or Intermediate animators

Workshop Description:
Honami Yano will discuss and demonstrate their creative & technical processes, and guide participants through two frames of animation.

Required Materials:

  • Pens, colouring pencils
  • Tissues
  • Any art materials you like
  • Light box and paper
  • Peg bar (optional)
  • Camera or scanner (to take pictures of drawings)

About the Film:
A little girl reflects on her last summer with her father at his funeral. Set on a small island in Japan where the director was born and raised, the film explores the relationship between the death of her father and the bomb storage in the mountain behind the family house.

About the Artist:
Honami Yano was born in 1991 on a small island in Japan. During her college years she went on an exchange program to the Rhode Island School of Design, which led her to discover independent animation.

At the Graduate School of Film and Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, she studied under Kōji Yamamura and created her graduation project, Chromosome Sweetheart(2017), which received a nomination at Frameline Film Festival and many other film festivals. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant for three years and also made her first film after graduation. Produced and supervised by Kōji Yamamura, it was the first work for his studio and gallery Au Praxinoscope. The film, A Bite of Bone won the grand prize for short animation at the 45th edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Yano currently works for Nagoya University as a Designated Assistant Professor. She served on the selection committee for the Hiroshima Animation Seasons 2022.

Artist Links: Website / Twitter / Instagram / Vimeo

Accessibility: Accessible (online)

Contact information
Toronto Animated Image Society
1411 Dufferin Street, Unit B
Toronto, Ontario M6H 4C7

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